Friday, March 18, 2016

Oh for fuck sake! Frank Gaffney?

If you thought it was pathetically ridiculous for Donald Trump to say that his foreign policy adviser would be his own brain, well Ted Cruz has just one-upped him.

Cruz taps Frank Gaffney for his national security team

Now if you stopped paying attention after the Reagan Administration, you might think "hmm, Gaffney. . . wasn't he the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense at one time? Seems like a reasonable choice." But you would be wrong. Oh, so wrong. I mean, you'd be right about him having been a Defense Department official under Reagan, but you'd be wrong in thinking that he is anything like a reasonable choice.

Gaffney is a fucking lunatic. Just Google him and you'll find fun stories like

Frank Gaffney Accuses General David Petraeus Of ‘Submission’ To Sharia Law

Frank Gaffney Braves Muslim Brotherhood Infiltration To Warn CPAC About Grover Norquist

Frank Gaffney Links Twitter, Campaign Finance Reform To Sharia Law Agenda

Basically, Gaffney is convinced that all the world's Muslims are out to get us and that everyone in any position of authority or responsibility is in on it with them. Seriously, even a Jewish Supreme Court Justice.

GAFFNEY: Kagan’s Shariah problem

There is a serious problem with the nomination of Elena Kagan to a lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court: “As dean [of the Harvard Law School] she became the champion of Shariah.”

Yes, A female Jewish Supreme Court Justice is all in favor of a system of laws that would condemn her for being an infidel and forbid her from holding any position of authority. Makes perfect sense!

 Gaffney runs something called the "Center for Security Policy." If you go to their website (don't) you'll see wonderfully informative article-like things such as:

‘Star Spangled Shariah’ or a Muslim Brotherhood Revolution?

Can't it be both?

Guantanamo Bay as a National Security and Intelligence Asset

Followed by "Strychnine as a nutritional supplement and miracle cure-all."

An Islamic Revolution In America?

Video | | CounterJihad Campaign

Oh, good. "Counter-Jihad Campaign." Because it's important to have a campaign to run counter to the thing that isn't happening.

So because apparently Ted Cruz hasn't been able to reach peak loon on his own, this paranoid hate-mongering conspiracy theorist is to be one of his foreign policy advisers. And I'm guessing nobody's going to call him out on it. I mean, sure, Talking Points Memo, Right Wing Watch, Raw Story, etc. they will and have run stories about Gaffney. But I'll bet you a Coke that you won't hear anything about this on NBC, CBS or ABC.

 God, I miss Jon Stewart!